Rolling Obituary Thread: 2021

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55508606

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Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:48 (three weeks ago) link

That'll be Mark Eden, fact fans..

Mark G, Friday, 1 January 2021 14:49 (three weeks ago) link

Joan Micklin Silver, though I guess this really belongs in the 2020 thread
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/01/joan-micklin-silver-filmmaker-obituary-1234607326/

MrDasher, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:32 (three weeks ago) link

I've never seen Hester Street, but I like Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter--or at least I did, when I last saw it ~35 years ago--and Crossing Delancey.

clemenza, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:36 (three weeks ago) link

RIP! One of the few female filmmakers of her generation who was able to work regularly and has a decent sized body of work.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 January 2021 02:14 (three weeks ago) link

I really enjoyed Between The Lines and Crossing Delancey when I saw them last year

Change Display Name: (stevie), Saturday, 2 January 2021 08:54 (three weeks ago) link

These things come and go, but you can get Between the Lines on YouTube right now. When I saw it a few years ago, I quoted a line that kills me on the Jeff Goldblum thread. He's holding court for some would-be rock critics--he teaches a seminar or something--who are conspicuously all female and furiously taking notes:

"They say that rock is here to stay, you've heard them say that rock is here to stay...They never say where. Certainly not at my house--I don't have the room."

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:18 (three weeks ago) link

See the Bob Pollard thread to find out where rock wound up staying.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:35 (three weeks ago) link

Sad news about Steve Brown, producer of Wham!, The Cult, ABC and Manic Street Preachers among many others. Young Guns (Go For It), She Sells Sanctuary, Tears Are Not Enough (original) and Motorcycle Emptiness: that's a hell of a CV in just four songs. https://t.co/GnLTc6mBDa

— Simon Price (@simon_price01) January 2, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

Paul Westphal:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/nba/article/hall-fame-basketball-player-paul-westphal-dies-70/

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:54 (three weeks ago) link

Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:20 (three weeks ago) link

Life doesn't go on day after day

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:54 (three weeks ago) link

RIP. Now have “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and “The Silent Boatman” on mash-up rotation in my head.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:01 (three weeks ago) link

Former is an all-time mood

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:01 (three weeks ago) link

Have a great Goodison derby programme (somewhere) from April '78 with a celebrity fan feature: Marsden representing the Reds, and Leonard Rossiter the Blues. I don't remember anything about the Gerry P interview but Leonard R was insightful on Tommy Lawton and wasteful corner techniques. Rigsby 0-1 Pacemaker (David Johnson) on that evening, mind.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

rip Gerry, such a beautiful singer

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:01 (three weeks ago) link

https://tvline.com/2021/01/03/tanya-roberts-dies-that-70s-show-charlies-angels-actress-dead/

Tanya Roberts, who co-starred on That ’70s Show and Charlie’s Angels, passed away Sunday. She was 65.

Roberts reportedly collapsed at home following a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve, a rep for Roberts told TMZ. She was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, but never recovered. The official cause of death is currently unknown.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:35 (three weeks ago) link

rip midge

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:52 (three weeks ago) link

Chase no face, the faceless cat, died yesterday.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 January 2021 05:39 (three weeks ago) link

Barbara Shelley, actress with over 100 roles in TV and film on both sides of the Atlantic. Many Hammer roles including the female lead in the big screen Quatermass and the Pit.

httpss://twitter.com/jamescswanton/status/1346030441577459712?s=19

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (three weeks ago) link

Barbara Shelley has died. She matched Christopher Lee's Dracula and Rasputin for blazing bravura. She became the cat girl and the Gorgon; fought the mad medicos of Wolfit and Cushing; inhabited a village of the damned and channelled the Martians. Our greatest horror actress. pic.twitter.com/EcPKX77W3J

— James Swanton (@jamescswanton) January 4, 2021

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (three weeks ago) link

RIP Barbara Shelley. Very few classic Hammer film actors still around now.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 January 2021 10:58 (three weeks ago) link

Alexi Laiho, guitarist for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. He was 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:38 (three weeks ago) link

RIP Barbara, another one from last year's 'the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive' thread.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:33 (three weeks ago) link

Chicago-based musician (probably best known as drummer for Running) Alejandro Morales.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

Alexi Laiho

man. Alexi Laiho, guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom has passed away. Alexi was an incredible musician, one of the best guitar players of all time, a pioneer in melodic death metal innovating with an inescapable sound. truly a metal legend. RIP, Bodom will live forever pic.twitter.com/1FuzHhfZMF

— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 18:58 (three weeks ago) link

OK let's row it back on the Tanya Roberts news

https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/04/tanya-roberts-still-alive-rep-saying-shes-dead-70s-show-bond-girl/

meanwhile back at the song (Matt #2), Monday, 4 January 2021 22:31 (three weeks ago) link

That story is mindboggling.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:35 (three weeks ago) link

looks like people are disputing the legitimacy of the certification of the outcome of her life

Next up: Tiffany Dover

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:59 (three weeks ago) link

questions for the husband, who seems to have told literally everyone they knew that she was dead

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:03 (three weeks ago) link

and i guess the doctors too

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:04 (three weeks ago) link

Conservationist George Whitmore, on 1st team to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan, dies of COVID-19 at 89.

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/california/article248238880.html

nickn, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:31 (two weeks ago) link

Undead Pool 2021

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

Fair ridiculous age to be climbing mountains to be honest xxp

nob lacks, noirish (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

I'm sad Tanya Roberts has actually died now. She would have been an amazing interview subject.

Alba, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

Colin Bell aka ‘Nijinsky’.

It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.

🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re

— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 5, 2021

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:55 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55559343

Albert Roux, the more unassuming of the Roux brothers (and the one that didn't have an absolute bellend for a son).

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:02 (two weeks ago) link

I think he actually did? In that Michel Roux Jr. is his son, not his brother Michel's.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:53 (two weeks ago) link

Oh well there you go.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:55 (two weeks ago) link

Pierre Chappuis, Swiss poet and critic, 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 13:56 (two weeks ago) link

remember when Man City had an online vote for whom to name a stand after and everyone voted for Colin Bell so it could be hilariously called "The Bell End".

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

tbf he actually was one of their best ever players - pre-Sheikh Mansour. Him and Shaun Goater.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

I've no doubt Man City fans consider him a ledge. But fans of other clubs thought it was a bit of a wheeze at the time, but it was a fail because as far as I know nobody calls it the bell end!

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

(xp) Sadly, the Dickov Stand never happened.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

Alan Igbon (Loggo in Boys From The Black Stuff), aged 68. Apparently in early December.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

also in GBH: "shall I twat him, boss?"

RIP, he had only had 20 years on me.

calzino, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

Aaron was still playing when I was 6-7 yrs old and I was in awe of him, he seemed possessed of superpowers. And always seemed like such a gracious man.

Josefa, Friday, 22 January 2021 16:44 (three days ago) link

otm

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 January 2021 16:49 (three days ago) link

hank aaron killed by the covid shot!

xzanfar, Friday, 22 January 2021 18:15 (three days ago) link

Ugh

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 January 2021 18:31 (three days ago) link

(I did not get a chance to speak to him. It's always been a regret.)

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Friday, 22 January 2021 19:20 (three days ago) link

Gregory Sierra, actor of many TV credits, perhaps best remembered for playing Julio on Sanford and Son and Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale on Barney Miller.

He died on January 4, though the news just broke today.

Josefa, Saturday, 23 January 2021 00:55 (two days ago) link

hank aaron killed by the covid shot!



He died in his sleep and no cause has been given, as I understand it

Alba, Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:01 (two days ago) link

this is xzanfar posting, take with grain of salt

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:05 (two days ago) link

RIP, Gregory Sierra.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:10 (two days ago) link

aw :(

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:12 (two days ago) link

RIP to Pop Surreal Legend, Van Arno

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/rip-to-pop-surreal-legend-van-arno/

nickn, Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:00 (two days ago) link

RIP Julio. You were the GOAT. (sorry)

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:19 (two days ago) link

Gregory Sierra, actor of many TV credits, perhaps best remembered for playing Julio on Sanford and Son and Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale on Barney Miller.

He died on January 4, though the news just broke today.

RIP. I've never seen "Sanford and Son" but "Barney Miller" was a late night treat on Scottish TV.

Waterloo Subset (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 January 2021 11:42 (two days ago) link

Barney Miller = best cop show ever.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:54 (two days ago) link

pic.twitter.com/x0Hl0X6vqU

— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:59 (two days ago) link

RIP

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:23 (two days ago) link

The end of this tiktok is maybe the hardest I've ever laughed pic.twitter.com/XhDowMP7lT

— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) December 22, 2020

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:28 (two days ago) link

Don't know anything about the guy but I just noticed on wiki that he was married 7 times - 8 if you included the wife he married twice - and he separated from his last wife in 2019. Larry King that is.

Waterloo Subset (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:30 (two days ago) link

Yeah. He was a workaholic. Didn’t have much time for the domestic stuff.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:41 (two days ago) link

WaPo headline is funny.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:46 (two days ago) link

If you were caught up in the O.J. story in '94 and '95, his show was ground zero. I'm sure it would all happen on Twitter now.

clemenza, Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:46 (two days ago) link

yeah, larry was one of the last of his kind

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:07 (two days ago) link

Good thoughts here on that:

What I wrote about Larry King in 2015: His crusty Jewish vaudevillian affect was a throwback to early TV, & it set him apart from everyone else in broadcasting. Also he was just a weird dude, fascinating to look at & listen to. Broadway Danny Rose meets Dada. pic.twitter.com/dbc24514f3

— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) January 23, 2021

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:17 (two days ago) link

As you'd expect, lovely tribute from Piers Morgan

Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer. pic.twitter.com/1JsXeeZYEk

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2021

groovypanda, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:34 (two days ago) link

King was a close friend of my husband's lawyer--they both had TV shows in Miami. Never got to meet him, though.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:35 (two days ago) link

!

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:36 (two days ago) link

larry used to frequent a bookstore i worked in in DC. he was kind of a dick. one time he came up to the info desk and snapped at me ‘i need five copies of my book’ and i deeply regret lacking the presence of mind to reply ‘okay . . . what’s your name’

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:15 (two days ago) link

"Here you are, 'Woodrow Wilson: A Biography'"

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:36 (two days ago) link

RIP Larry King. My impression of him was so gravelly I damaged my vocal cords and eventually needed surgery.

We eventually met and someone told him the story. He teased me about it, of course, but later, pulled me aside and asked, very sincerely, “You’re okay now, though?

— Dana Gould (@danagould) January 23, 2021

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 January 2021 20:58 (two days ago) link

lol just remembered Larry King asking Sharon Tate's sister how she could still feel comfortable being in touch with Roman Polanski even after he murdered her sister. RIP to a real one, we'll never see his like again.

— Will Sloan (@WillSloanEsq) January 23, 2021

flappy bird, Saturday, 23 January 2021 23:47 (two days ago) link

Heh. One of those links mentioned that Joe Franklin quality he had which I thought was otm.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 23:51 (two days ago) link

"Larry, I'm on Ducktales."

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Sunday, 24 January 2021 00:00 (yesterday) link

Re: Hank Aaron, I read his autobiography when I was in 2nd grade and absolutely obsessed with baseball, and there was a section that published some of the hate mail that he received. It was the first time I'd ever been exposed to such vile, racist shit, and I credit that book with giving me some of my moral compass re: racism as I've aged. RIP.

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Sunday, 24 January 2021 00:13 (yesterday) link

I used to show a section of Ken Burns' Baseball to my classes on Jackie Robinson's birthday, one that included some of the hate mail he got. I was always a little uncertain if this was a good idea for a primary class (anywhere from grade 4 to grade 7), but I'm glad I did. You can't begin to appreciate Robinson or Aaron unless you're confronted with the full extent of what they went through.

clemenza, Sunday, 24 January 2021 00:34 (yesterday) link

on hank aaron and apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but for a UK poster like me, this peanuts strip is one of those times where you get a potent, exciting sense of US cultural artefacts (something slightly pynchonian about it), that US-ness which feels thrilling/liberating/powerful and (again for a UK poster) exotic/foreign.

Hank Aaron played a role in "Peanuts" during his historic run to the all-time home run record. Snoopy at one point was trying to beat him to it. There's a long series on this, which included this strip from August 9, 1973. pic.twitter.com/cQi0xkURXY

— Luke Epplin (@LukeEpplin) January 22, 2021



It included hate mail of the sort that Aaron had received and had been publicized in the media. pic.twitter.com/Y5tCqfQHAC

— Luke Epplin (@LukeEpplin) January 22, 2021

Fizzles, Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:33 (yesterday) link

Was thinking of that Peanuts run last night. An all time strip highlight.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 24 January 2021 13:34 (yesterday) link

This is a big one if you've ever lived in Toronto: George Armstrong.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-maple-leafs-george-armstrong-obit-1.5885742

clemenza, Sunday, 24 January 2021 19:55 (yesterday) link

pianist junior mance, 92

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/arts/music/junior-mance-dead.html

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 January 2021 21:58 (yesterday) link

Already mentioned on the 18th but thanks for the link.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 January 2021 22:22 (yesterday) link

I think he was poor health for while now, he was a good one and definitely worth another RIP

calzino, Sunday, 24 January 2021 22:22 (yesterday) link

Yes, he stopped his regular gig at Cafe Loup several years ago because of his Alzheimer's.

That obit is very good, worth the wait.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 January 2021 22:30 (yesterday) link

Mr. Mance also taught in the B.F.A. jazz program at the New School from the late 1980s until 2011, and toured with 100 Gold Fingers, a jazz ensemble consisting of 10 pianists, including Marian McPartland, Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan

He was from Chicago, but I always kind of classed him with these last twp and the other great Detroit players of that generation. Glad I got to see them play.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 January 2021 22:36 (yesterday) link

Combination of tropical drink and sub-par footwear did him in.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 25 January 2021 04:15 (twelve hours ago) link

Oh my, tragically wring thread

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 25 January 2021 04:16 (twelve hours ago) link

Ugh

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 25 January 2021 04:16 (twelve hours ago) link

Looking over Grimaldi's credits, I might pick The Canterbury Tales as my favourite, although even Pasolini fans seem to dislike it.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 25 January 2021 04:25 (twelve hours ago) link

James White, owner & founder of The Broken Spoke Honky Tonk in Austin

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/01/24/austin-music-icon-james-white-broken-spokes-owner-dies-81/6694281002/

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 January 2021 04:59 (eleven hours ago) link

Oh no, I've been impressed with Broken Spoke's longevity

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 25 January 2021 05:45 (ten hours ago) link


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